Thank you to Manitoba’s greenhouses
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This article was published 19/03/2021 (807 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Midland MLA Blaine Pedersen delivered this private member’s statement in the Legislative Assembly on March 16:
Spring is coming and this year it is appearing even earlier. With the warmer weather comes thoughts of planting gardens and flowerpots.
One year ago, at the start of the pandemic, there was a great deal of anxiety about whether greenhouses would be able to open to the public. Fortunately, they were able to open (while) following public health rules. Last year there was a renewed interest in the green thumbs of Manitobans. There were record sales of seeds, seedlings, and flowers. Many first-time gardeners tried their hand at gardening with various degrees of success.
It would appear that “green thumb mania” is alive and well again this year. Some vegetable seeds are already in short supply and our local greenhouse industry is gearing up for another busy season that will follow (public health) protocols including social distancing, sanitization, and controlled access.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables and nurturing your flowers is a wonderful way to connect with nature and relieve the mental stress the pandemic has imposed on all of us. There is nothing more satisfying than growing and then enjoying fresh homegrown fruits and vegetables from your garden or raised bed garden. Colourful flowers arrangements are a joy to behold.
Midland constituency is home to many successful, locally owned greenhouses. Vanderveen Greenhouses in Carman is the second-largest greenhouse in Western Canada.
Many small and expanding greenhouses, such as Prairie Grove Greenhouse near Domain, provide local service for aspiring horticulturists.
Thank you to our Manitoba greenhouse industry for bringing inspiration, flavour, and colour to our lives. We look forward getting our hands dirty outside in Manitoba this spring.
Midland constituency report
Blaine Pedersen is the PC MLA for Midland.